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defense strategy as we try to work through what the roles of the different services are and the defense strategy, i also remind everyone that we are also going to be downsizing during this time. the army, who at the beginning of calendar year 2012 was 570,000, will go down to 490,000 in the active component by the end of 2017. we have significant deployed commitments. we are downsizing our army, and we are now looking to the future. one of the main thing is we have to do is ensure we have the right mix. i always talk about my three rio stats that the secretary of army and i pay a lot of attention to. end strength, modernization, and readiness. because in general terms those are the drivers of our budget. we have to keep those in balance. we want to learn from the lessons of past draw downs. some of the lessons is you can't get out of balance. because if you get out of balance you start to have an unready army. which leads to a hobbled army. we talk about task force smith and its impact and unpreparedness as was asked to go into korea post-world war ii. we don't want that to happen again
on defense and more than the pentagon says we need. $25 trillion tax cuts would make president george w. bush look like a banker. he must have been asleep at the switch. you said like jerry mcguire "show me the money." you are the business guy. see me back after the election. who can take you seriously? here is my budget although it is not. see me about it after the election. the reason is there are only three options. if you want to repeal tax exemptions you have to cut the tax exemptions on the middle- class and governor romney says he will raise those taxes. or you can do what they have always done in just let the deficit explode again. when the economy goes it'll be a problem. or you could just gut the federal budget. gut funding for education. gut the student loan program. i spent $3 billion of your money to separate the human genome. he know how much economic activity it has generated? $790 billion. barack obama wants to raise it. they want to cut its. one thing they have not disavowed is they intend to cut medicaid by 33% over 10 years and get back to the state of ohio. medicaid provid
of the year that will hurt military readiness. but for the defense industry it would be devastating. >> watch more debates online nit and throughout the day saturday on c-span starting at 10:00 a.m. eastern. now several perspectives on the presidential campaign in the battleground state of ohio. from "washington journal." this is an hour and twenty-five minutes. key battleground states as part of a series and the countdown to campaign 2012. today we will wrap up their series by putting a spotlight on ohio. to do that, we are joined by mark naymik, a political reporter with the "cleveland plain dealer." ohio has 18 crucial electoral votes. september unemployment rate of 7%. and a state that president obama won by a little more than four points in 2008. go beyond the numbers and explain why ohio has been described as the ultimate battleground state. guest: great question. ohio doesn't need any more spotlight. the candidates themselves and their running mates have been in ohio about 80 plus times by the time this weekend is over. that is a lot of activity. and the reason they are here, ohio is t
special flavor, it is probably defense. it depends on defense to a greater degree than any other state except for alaska's. there is a special flavor on defense, a special flavor on special spending. the hampton roads off of virginia beach and the localities. >> what are the demographics of the state of virginia? >> as with most population states, there are many states in 1 parity have a northern virginia, which is about one- third of the population, it produces 30% of the votes of some more. that population is national and international in scope. it is the highest income region. it has the people with the highest education levels in the state on average. it tends to be the most democratic region. if they go down to hampton roads, that is a heavy defense industry area. it is both white-collar and blue-collar, also has a large african-american population. and it also has a relatively low nativity rate, that is people not necessarily born in virginia, due to the influence of the navy. the navy brings lots of people in from across the nation and across the world. the richmond area is an u
would kill jobs and the defense. this is not time for the policies that have failed us. can time for change that measure up to the moment and can bring the american families certain that the future will be better than the past. [applause] if paul ryan and i are elected we will endeavor with all our hearts and energy to restore america. instead of more spending and more borrowing and more taxes, we'll renew our faith in the power of free people. we'll have a plan for a stronger middle class that has five elements. one we're going to put america on track to a balanced budget by eliminating unnecessary programs and send programs back to state and by shrinking the bureaucracy in washington. number two, we'll produce more of the energy we need to heat our homes, fill our cars and make our economy grow. we will stop the obama war on coal and the effort to crimp natural gas and the very technology that produces it. [applause] we're going to support nuclear and renewables and phase out once an industry is on its feet. and rather than vesting in solar we'll invest in signs science and res
, in particular in homeland defense and national security. we are paying u.s. tax dollars and they ought to pay u.s. jobs. often they're not using u.s. employees for these things. i went on a made in wisconsin poor in the earlier part of my campaign and visited a shoe company that providing combat boots to our soldiers, but often those jobs are going overseas. that's irresponsible. tommy thompson was talking out drilling in alaska to create jobs here in wisconsin. that's ridiculous. unfortunately, if he had a broader energy policy that did not just focus on fossil fuels, which is a key piece of it, but also focus on inefficiency and renewable, that would create good paying wisconsin jobs. that's what i've been promoting in the energy sector. you want a chance to respond briefly? >> she has been opposed to the drilling in alaska's. she has been opposed to the keystone pipeline. >> that's not true. >> that means thousands of jobs in wisconsin. he's talking about alternative energy, which 77 percent of the critical for alternative energy right now. like solyndra, which is another one the democrats f
particularly in recent years and most of all liberals did not fly dangerous missions in defense of our nation. this made his many critics who avoided military service especially uncomfortable. somewhere in some small town in this great land is the young man or a young woman who will learn of george mcgovern and his voice. some day that young man or woman drawn to action by his life as a shoice of conscience will rise up to call america home, to summon the better angels of our nature, to confront us with poverty and injustice and inquality. and to challenge us to live up to our constitutional promise. george mcgovern's voice is not gone, it's simply baiting the voice of conscience that have the voice of their conviction. [applause] good afternoon. at his funeral about his life george's father was born in stern figure, not the kind of man who would toss a baseball around with the boys in the brother were talking baseball said let me see that baseball and they thought they were in trouble because their dad did and through -- threw it on a straight line to the corner of apparently a transformativ
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